The Beat Drop: August 2017 #2

Going a little out of order with my planned playlists as we head in to AUGUST… How did that happen, how is it already August?! Anyways… This August #2 playlist is just the thing we need to send summer out in style. They’re like killer mellow songs.   Continue reading “The Beat Drop: August 2017 #2”


Tip Tuesday: Easy Summer Makeup

Ladies, this is your reminder that it is TIME to retire your Winter shade of foundation.  I know we want to get the most out of our products, so maybe pop that bad boy in the cabinet for a ‘rest’ and grab another slightly darker shade for your gorgeous self!

If you need some help matching yourself to your Summer Foundation color, check this link out.  Send me your results and we’ll get you on track!  The biggest tip I can give you is to make sure the undertones of the product match.  This is a big deciding factor whether your color will match.

Maybe you’re looking for a lighter option for the hot summer months?  Girl, me too. Let me introduce you to my Ride or Die: BB Cream.



Seriously, where has BB Cream been all my life?? So light, so easy to apply — recommended to use a brush or a blending bud, but I’m usually running out the door and need to look presentable in under 2 minutes.  BB Cream allows me that!  Mamas or chronically late people, this product is for you! 😉

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Not only is it quick and easy to apply, my BB Cream is Vegan friendly, meets EU standards for cosmetics (the EU bans1328 chemicals in cosmetics and skincare… US bans 11).  So not only is it a time saver, it’s a skin saver!

Now, personally, I do not care for the dewy finish, so I top it with any powder — pressed, loose, setting. Whatever I’m feeling that day. 🙂

Then, I complete my look with a quick swipe of bronzer, a little tinted lip balm, quick swipe of a cream shadow, and mascara! Mascara is LIFE!  If it’s sweltering hot, I’ll spritz Setting Spray all over, too.  (AND, on days that I need fuller coverage, I just add a bit of concealer to my BB, mix it together and apply! BB Brew has been a lifesaver time and time again!)  Need this look in your life? Visit this link!

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My quick face! BB Cream, Bronzer, nude cream shadow, mascara! Simple, Easy, out the door in under 2 minutes!

Now, if only High School Me could have known about this easy look. (shout out to the days I thought wearing eyeliner sans mascara was the way to go… oh boy.)

OH the things we wish we could tell our high school selves — like, no sweetie, it’s not the end of the world that you don’t have the same backpack everyone else does. Yes maybe that boy broke your heart, but you’re 17… Sweetie, USE MASCARA! & LORDY, blend your makeup down your neck! Just to name a few that come to mind lol .. What would you tell your High School Self?

Stay tuned next week for how to get those long lashes you’ve been dying to have without selling your kidney on the black market.


Is Free makeup your thing? Do you want to get paid to empower women? To take selfies or post on social media?  Want to shatter glass ceilings?  You’ve landed on the right place.  You’ve been looking for me!  Shoot me a message to see if you’d be the perfect fit!

The Beat Drop: Renegade Ride

Welcome to a blast from my personal past as a Spinning Instructor.  I love giving my riders something to think about while the lights are off and they’re pushing their minds and bodies to the limits.  There’s just something about the vibes in the room when it goes black, and all you hear are beats, and breaths. Continue reading “The Beat Drop: Renegade Ride”

Foodie Finds: Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Ours had ground turkey, rice, tomatoes, onion, garlic, cabbage, spices and coconut oil over fresh steak tomatoes. We skipped the extra tomato sauce simply because we didn’t have any. Sub in cauli rice to make it 21DSD compliant! Not beautiful but scrumptious!!


2# ground meat of choice (or even chicken breasts flaked)

1 small cabbage, chopped

2 cups prepared rice (or cauli rice)

1 large onion, diced

1 large beef steak tomato, sliced in thick slices

4-6 medium cloves garlic, smashed and minced

2 cans diced tomatoes

2 TBS coconut oil

2 TBS balsamic vinegar

Salt & pepper to taste

(I also added Greek seasoning)

(Option to add more tomato sauce on top!) Directions:

🔹in a large saucepan or pot, melt coconut oil. Sauté onions and garlic. Once translucent, add ground meat and cook thoroughly. Drain grease.

🔹add 2 cans diced tomatoes plus juice.

🔹add rice, cabbage, salt, pepper, and any other spices you prefer. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes, stir and check moisture periodically)

🔹place 2 slices tomato on plate, sprinkle salt and pepper and drizzle balsamic vinegar. Serve your Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls straight on top of your fresh tomatoes. Option: add more tomato sauce on top!




June Makeup 1:1s

I have had countless requests for makeup play time, ‘try before you buy’, makeovers, girls nights in, etc, in the Charlotte/ Huntersville/ Mooresville areas! And I am SO excited to be able to help introduce you to some fantastic makeup and maybe a few new techniques! So here is how we will tackle that scheduling back and forth dance.   Continue reading “June Makeup 1:1s”